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Parents Under Pressure Training

Parents Under Pressure: www.pupprogram.net.au

The Parents Under Pressure (PuP) program is based on an integrative model of parenting drawn from attachment theory and behavioural family therapy combined with contemporary approaches to affect regulation based on mindfulness. The program is home-based and designed for families in which there are many difficult life circumstances that impact on family functioning such as depression and anxiety, substance misuse, family conflict, child maltreatment and severe financial stress.



Training combines intensive training in the underlying theoretical background of PuP, and clinical supervision (conducted by phone or face to face). Learning is consolidated by the process of clinical supervision which focuses on how to put the PUP program into practice. Accreditation as a PuP Therapist requires completion of a case study demonstrating competency in the PuP model and a minimum number of hours of practise.



The PuP program is supported by a purpose build data base that allows for the automated scoring of key measures used to evaluate the effectiveness of the PuP program. A feedback form is generated for each measure with suggested treatment options for Therapists.


COST: $3000 per person.


SYDNEY Training 3rd & 4thth  September

1 day follow up: 5th  November

Venue: Equilibrium Wealth

Address: Suite 2.04 POST, 46A Macleay Street

Potts Point NSW 2011


MELBOURNE training 10th & 11th September

1 day follow up: 19th November

Venue: Odyssey House: Kids in Focus

660 Bridge Rd Richmond 3121


To register your interest or for more information please send an email to: s.dawe@griffith.edu.au 

AOD – Training Update – Odyssey House Victoria

Gain your Diploma in Alcohol and other drugs via RPL from $550*

Would you like to gain your Diploma in Alcohol and Other Drugs work, and feel your current skills should be recognised?

Have you:
· been working in the Alcohol and Other Drugs sector for two years or more?
· performed a variety of roles and responsibilities in community services work?

What is RPL?
RPL is Recognition for Prior Learning. It is a process whereby you gain a qualification based on evidence of your work, prior training and job description. We can visit you to conduct the necessary assessment for you to gain the qualification.
Do you hold no higher than Certificate IV as your highest Australian qualification? If so, you are likely to be eligible for subsidised funding to gain this qualification – and receive your qualification through assessment with recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Odyssey Institute offers a workplace based RPL process for the Diploma in Alcohol and other drugs (CHC08 package) for individuals and groups and usually takes just one or two visits.

Full Fee: $2,800, however Odyssey House Victoria is able to offer eligible Victorian candidates qualifications in the Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs for only $550.

This qualification is aimed at AOD clinicians, nurses and other AOD sector workers who are working in or aspire to work as coordinators or other management roles and those who wish to enhance their practitioner skills.

Enquiries and registration http://www.workskillsweb.net/dip_info.html
or contact Sariah on 03 9420 7644, email studentadmin@odyssey.org.au

*This training is provided for eligible Victorian student with Victorian Government Funding, $550 represents the required student contribution.

Enrolments are subject to available funding. Eligibility criteria varies depending on your personal circumstances click here for details or visit www.odysseyinstitute.edu.au

Free Psychostimulants Training Course for Health Professionals in Northern Territory

From Turning Point:

“A series of one-day training courses on Psychostimulants have been funded by the Commonwealth. These free courses are available to a broad range of health and welfare workers . The aim of the project is to assist health professionals such as medical practitioners, nurses, mental health workers and alcohol and drug workers to manage and treat users of psychostimulants (speed, base, ice, MDMA, cocaine). A series of one-day courses are being delivered nationally. These will be coordinated by Turning Point but delivered by specialist staff from individual states and territories.

Two courses have recently been organised in the Northern Territory. A course overview is provided below. Details of course locations, delivery schedules and the registration process are available at www.turningpoint.org.au – use the link to from GO to WHOA.

Please feel free to contact Kieran Connolly on kieranc@turningpoint.org.au for further information.

Module 1 Introduction

By the end of this module participants will be able to identify:
· what psychostimulants are
· concerns about psychostimulant use
· why people take psychostimulants
· how psychostimulants affect people
· how psychostimulants are taken
– frameworks for responding to psychostimulant use

Module 2 Pharmacology

By the end of this module participants will be able to identify:
· what psychostimulants are
· influences on drug effects
· common psychostimulant effects
– common features of withdrawal

Module 3 Epidemiology and risks

By the end of this module participants will be able to identify:
· the history of psychostimulant use
· current prevalence of use
– risks associated with psychostimulant use

Module 4 Responding to psychostimulant use

By the end of this module, participants will be able to identify:
· effective ways to raise the issue of psychostimulant use
· behavioural indicators of psychostimulant use
· physical indicators of psychostimulant use
· emergency response situations
· appropriate strategies for the management of intoxication
· mental health issues
· strategies to manage agitated behaviour
· strategies to reduce harm at various harm points
– appropriate treatment strategies”